Biology Instructor - SCC
Position Title/Employee Name: Biology/Environmental Science Instructor
Reporting Relationship: Dean of Instruction
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
- Responsible for teaching courses and assessing learning outcomes in Biology. Assignments may include alternative delivery methods, evening courses, and multiple sites. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and service. Must demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of the community college.
- Master of Science degree in Biology or a related field with sufficient graduate hours to teach courses in biology according to Iowa state guidelines. A background in fields that provide a foundation in the specific subject matter is required. Experience teaching at a community college is preferred.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaches courses in accordance with outcomes identified in the established course development model. Uses effective and appropriate instructional delivery systems.
- Participates in the design of appropriate courses and programs of instruction. Utilizes appropriate process to maintain currency of curriculum and collaborates in the development and revision of curriculum as needed.
- Demonstrates satisfactory preparation and meets with classes as scheduled.
- Demonstrates rapport with students.
- Establishes a clear and accurate syllabus for each class within the approved syllabus template and posts them within the district’s learning management system.
- Communicates course objectives, instructional processes, evaluation policies and methods, and attendance policies to students.
- Utilizes instruction consistent with course syllabus and objectives. Uses effective and appropriate instructional delivery systems.
- Evaluates and records student performance and achievement on a regular basis in the district’s learning management system and provides feedback to students.
- Establishes and maintains appropriate office hours to assist students and provide feedback.
- Collaborates with support services to assist student success in the classroom and meet recommended student/instructional accommodations as required.
- Monitors and communicates with students about academic progress. Collaborates with advising by monitoring student progress and referring at-risk students using early alert tools and/or other mechanisms. Maintains accurate attendance reports and delivers timely 4-week progress grades, midterm grades, and final grades.
- Participates in outcomes assessment measurements adopted by EICCD. Plans and implements learning strategies appropriate for meeting student outcomes. Analyzes results of planning and teaching and make appropriate revisions.
Involvement with the College and EICC District
- Serves on college and district committees, work groups, and task forces.
- Attends and participates in all scheduled faculty, college, district, and advisory meetings as appropriate.
- Assists college in the recruitment and retention of students
- Serves as an active department team member.
- Demonstrates professionalism at all times.
- Supports the EICC mission, values and belief in high expectations and high aspirations.
- Commits to quality service that meet or exceed the expectations of students and internal/external stakeholders.
- Retains professional qualifications (including academic degrees and specialized certifications and licensures) that meet or exceed those required for the position.
- Actively maintains professional development activity and records in accordance with the guidelines of the Quality Faculty Plan.
- Participates in professional meetings and workshops.
- Participates in college/district professional development activities.
- Remains active and current in one’s professional field/discipline.
- Remains current in pedagogical best practices.
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).
If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.